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09 Apr 2018 22:35 #267193 by Sevej
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I really want to get an RG... probably MK II. Let's see what I can do with next month budget...

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10 Apr 2018 10:00 #267206 by barrowdown
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I built the MK II Titans, which was a fun build. Compared to the other RGs it has a ton of decals, but the color separation and the overall look are awesome. I think the only difference besides color between Titans and AEUG is that Titans has one extra gun.

My favorite RG to build so far was the Sinanju because it has vastly different proportions and the candy gloss armor is a unique look.

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10 Apr 2018 20:11 #267253 by Sevej
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Do you buy a separate water slide decal or using the default RG stickers?

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10 Apr 2018 23:17 - 10 Apr 2018 23:17 #267257 by barrowdown
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I get the separate decal packs. Bandai if available or third party if not. RG stickers are better (thinner) than the MG ones, but they still stand out a bit on dark colors. The AEUG might do fine with the stickers, but they will probably have a noticeable line on the Titans version.
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15 Apr 2018 15:38 #267582 by Josh Look
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I finished up my first kit yesterday, wihich ended up being a Ground Type from MS08th Team. I loved doing it! It’s oddly calming with a very satisfying payoff. Only thing I would have done differently on this particular kit is to skip the stickers around the vents and just paint them instead. I did panel lining using Gundam markers and an eraser and did a flat coat over it.

I started an Instagram account to kind of chronicle my progression through the hobby, here’s the link to my pics of the finished kit. . RX-78-2 and Barbatos are up next
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15 Apr 2018 21:06 #267591 by Sevej
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1That's looking REALLY good Josh! The ground types movile suits are my favorites. What kind of markers, erasers and flat coat are you using?

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15 Apr 2018 21:45 #267595 by Josh Look
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I’m using the Taiyo markers (grey, Brown and some black on this one), Tamiya flat coat, and just a standard white rubber eraser.

I did paint a few things, like the area under the neck, the insides of the boosters in the backpack and the handle bit on the top of the shield. Just used some Testors Model Masters enamels I had kicking around from my days of building Star Trek ships.

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16 Apr 2018 10:20 #267614 by barrowdown
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Josh Look wrote: Only thing I would have done differently on this particular kit is to skip the stickers around the vents and just paint them instead.


Basically every sticker that is meant to be a solid color part should be painted. The only way you can really get away with it is if the surface is nearly flat so the sticker has no natural bend that will wreck the look.

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16 Apr 2018 20:43 #267653 by Sevej
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I just realized that along with Gundam Origin, they released several HG kits related to that OVA. They're HG, but really good quality, and with quite a bit of stickers. The new Zaku II C is really, really good. I'm sooooo tempted.

www.gunpla101.com/review-hg-zaku-ii-type-c-type-c-5/

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17 Apr 2018 10:05 #267672 by barrowdown
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Yeah, the new HGs are looking excellent even compared to stuff that is only 5 years old.

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17 Apr 2018 15:15 #267698 by Josh Look
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I’ve been debating on which Zaku to pick up first. I think that seals it.

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17 Apr 2018 15:52 #267699 by barrowdown
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The correct answer to "which Zaku?" is always Psycho Zaku.

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17 Apr 2018 16:01 #267700 by Michael Barnes
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Wrong. Char’s Custom!

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17 Apr 2018 16:31 #267701 by barrowdown
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Psycho:


Char's Custom:


Clearly the Psycho is the superior model.
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17 Apr 2018 18:22 #267705 by Josh Look
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Can’t it be both?

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